Pharmacy professor receives national leadership award

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Neumiller-photo-by-Lori-Maricle-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Joshua Neumiller has won the national Albert B. Prescott Leadership Award from the Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute. It is given annually to a pharmacist less than 10 years into his or her career who has demonstrated the potential to become an influential force in pharmacy.

“Dr. Neumiller is already emerging as a leader in pharmacy,” said Gary Pollack, dean of the Washington State University College of Pharmacy. “He truly is an example of the classic ‘triple-threat’ faculty member – excellent scholar, excellent educator and committed to academic, administrative and professional service.”

Neumiller is a WSU alumnus and associate professor and vice-chair for the Department of Pharmacotherapy. He is a certified diabetes educator and a fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. He is editor-in-chief of Diabetes Spectrum, a journal of the American Diabetes Association.

Prescott was an advocate for an academic basis for pharmaceutical education in the late 1800s. He was the founder and dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan.